The annotator tries to make too many of his footnotes into little expository essays about his theories re: Nabokov's work in general. I want my annotated literature to focus on references I missed and statements from the author about the book (and maybe some socio-political context, if applicable). If I was interested in this guy's speculation, I'd read HIS book. That being said, there are some fabulous tidbits in the notes and the book remains beautiful and intriguing. Big ups, Nabakov.